Asus Reveals World’s Thinnest Notebook, The U36
Electronics manufacturer Asus, has been a leader of many firsts. They were the first to get netbooks to take off with the Eee PC 4G surf way back in 2007. I remember marveling at netbooks back then, and I still have my Eee PC1000H I bought in August of 2008- it still works well.
Asus has just revealed a 13.3″ notebook dubbed the U36 that is purportedly the thinnest in the world. It is powered by a fast Intel Core i5 CPU and a Super Hybrid Engine to cut down power consumption on the laptop.
With Nvidia graphics, the notebook is said to deliver an astonishing 11.5 hours of battery life, my guess with WiFi turned off. The screen is composed of a high definition TFT display and offers a stunning resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, supplied with a 500GB hard disk drive.
It connects to the web on an 802.11 b/g/n wireless card and has a 5-in-1 reader for quick photo uploading from your camera or smartphone. Asus keeps it simple with the U36, offering the device in either black or silver. It will be priced at an affordable $1,000 and will originally ship out to customers in the United Kingdom, with the U.S. soon to follow.